Looking for Lisette : In Quest of an American Original. Presented Through the Auspices of DETROIT 300 and the 2001 Tricentennial & BASF Corporation.
McPherson, Mark F.

Dexter Mage Press with Thomson-Shore 2001 Second edition Octavo. Light wear to edges of covers with slight crease on upper corner of back cover and some minor scuffing. Clean, unmarked text. Tight binding. 456 pages with illustrations, 2 appendices (1. official marker stones associated with Elizabeth Denison Forth, 2. the "Lisette Letters"), and bibliography. A rather chatty and rambling study of Elizabeth "Lisettte" Denison Forth, a black woman born a slave in the 1780's . She fled to Canada in 1807 after losing a lawsuit for freedom, returning to Detroit in 1817 a free woman. She became a landower while working as a domestic for Mayor James Biddle, and eventually was a founding donor for St. James Episcopal Church in Detroit. Includes interesting discussions on slavery in Michigan and Canada and of international issues between the two regarding "that peculiar institution". Very Good Trade Paperback (Item ID: 10277)


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